I have a problem in downloading the package fullpage, using the command \usepackage{fullpage}. I was doing this while watching a tutorial on Youtube about LaTeX. I will upload all the pictures for this problem, beginning from writhing the command.

In this website I read we should make the question clear even without pictures, I will try to do that.

After compiling a new window has popped up, its title is MiKTeX error report, in its first section it is written: "The requested package is unknown.", and in the second section it is written "name="preprint"". I clicked the option OK.

Then a new window has popped up, its title is package installation, it says: The required file tex/latex/preprint\fullpage.sty is missing it is part of the following package: preprint The package will be installed from: (empty space) the package will be installed for: (Also empty space) I have two choices install or cancel, I chose install.

Then I returned to my LaTeX editor (MiKTeX) and I saw the following two error message:

! LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: ! Emergency stop. <read *> l.4

! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Please help if you can. 1 2 3

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    go to the miktex console and try to install the preprint package manually. Aug 8, 2022 at 14:33
  • When the "Package Installation" window appears, you need to set the "The package will be installed from:" and "The package will be installed for:" fields because they are now empty! In principle, they should not be empty, you have set something wrong. Aug 8, 2022 at 16:15

1 Answer 1


I recommend either of the following remedies to avoid downloading of a package each time you need one:

  1. Download Texlive 2022, or the latest version of it available at https://www.tug.org/texlive/, or
  2. Download a complete Miktex version, which contains all the packages which used to be available at https://ctan.org/pkg/protext.

Though for me, Texlive is the best. Most of the packages are available all-in-one. For instance, the fullpage package is already available in Texlive without any need to do manual installation.

  • The essence of the question is what is the reason for the unsuccessful "on-the-fly" installation of the missing package in MiKTeX basic. Aug 8, 2022 at 16:38

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